Movie to see: The Square

“The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing roller-coaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years.

The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.”

 Reviews:

 “‘The Square’ sheds light on Egypt’s religious and political divisions

When Noujaim took the film to Sundance, some of the screenings were in downtown Salt Lake City and attended by Mormons and ex-Mormons. They, as well as evangelicals, came up to the filmmakers after showings and said that, despite initially thinking they had the least in common with Ashour, it was he whom they related to the most. They identified with his deep faith, his trust in the fledgling government, and his ultimate disillusionment. Those feelings transcended culture and creed.”

– Monique El-Faizy from The Washington Post

 “The Square: A Portrait of Change in Motion

This is why The Square is so important – not because it tells us what happened and what didn’t happen, or who is and isn’t right, but because it listens to people. It opens a discussion, and it challenges us to consider what does and doesn’t work, wherever we are.”

– Stephen Said, Huffington Post

You can find more information about The Square and ways too view it at http://thesquarefilm.com/

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